In our third farmer feature, we share our interview with Jane - an inquisitive member of the Rubirizi Farmers Group, always curious about new organic ways to treat banana wilt and other diseases that affect harvests. In showing us around her plot of young plantain trees, she did us the courtesy of answering a few questions about herself. Read on for more!
Our next farmer feature focuses on one of the outstanding members of the Rubirizi Farming Cooperative - Edith. Edith has been a role model for many of her peers and community members. She grows some of the most delicious, healthy plantains, and does so with a sense of pride. She's also a charismatic speaker and savvy businesswoman: since we've begun purchasing plantains from Edith and her community, she has invested in growing several more acres of sweet plantain, allowing her to maintain and grow opportunities in the local market while keeping up with our increasing demand. At meetings, she stands up to educate her peers on the benefits of investing in expanding their agricultural assets and improving the quality of their offerings as a group. Read on to learn more about Edith!
One of our favorite parts of our recent trip to Uganda was reconnecting with our farmers group. In addition to attending a community meeting, we were lucky to visit with a few farmers one-on-one, and wanted to share some of our quick interviews with you. Read on to get to know James on our first Farmer Feature!
In April 2016, I moved out of my DC apartment, left my job, and got on a plane to Uganda. Motivated by a question, ready for a shift, and knowing that the fear of never trying was far greater than the fear of failure, I decided to finally act on a vision that had been festering since my studies in Uganda in 2012.